Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray 12 Hour Wear Test

press sample affiliate link Urban Decay has been one of my favorite brands for a long time. As a teen I was obsessed with their cool packaging, ‘wild’ colors and edgy vibe. And today, UD continues to CRUSH IT when it comes to creating some of the best shades on the market. But what good is an amazing shade if it doesn’t last? So, we decided to put the classic Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray to the test ($32/4oz, $15/1 oz). UD calls it a weightless spray that keeps makeup looking “just-applied” for up to 16 hours. If you&#

Hourglass Cosmetics Veil Mineral Primer and Illusion Skin Tint Review

press sample affiliate link Hourglass Cosmetics’ Veil and Illusion does a magic act on skin I’ve never used anything by Hourglass Cosmetics that I didn’t love unconditionally. So, I squealed with happiness when I saw not one but TWO of their products in my mailbox to review for we heart this. Hourglass always gets it right, down to the tiniest details. Even the cardboard of their outer packaging has a warm glow. The actual product packaging is always well-designed and modern, the kind of cosmetics I’m proud to leave out on my vanity…and the products inside

Urban Decay Street Style Brow Collection

press sample affiliate link I saw the brow craze coming a long time ago… Back in 2013, my British niece came over from London for a visit. I took her to an LA industry makeup event, and as you do, you chat about beauty. I asked her what the current craze in British makeup was. Brows, she told me. “Brows, as in eyebrows?” I asked, thinking I had heard her wrong. (Because brows? How boring!) But I heard her right

Skincare Elixir from the Gods: Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic

press sample affiliate link Winter is always tough on my skin. But this year has been ridiculous! Between extra-cold temps and a weekly dose of Retin-A (which is almost more than my face can tolerate right now), my face has never been this parched and flaky. I actually felt embarrassed about how unsightly my skin had become. So when I saw that I was testing Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic ($29.00 250ml), I was a little concerned. I’ve heard people rave about Glow Tonic ever since it hit the shelves

It’s Time for Spring Fashion: up to 25% off at Shopbop

press sample affiliate link I know; it feels like spring isn’t coming anytime soon. I mean, it just snowed at my house in Joshua Tree, CA. We’re not talking flurries, we got 10 inches of snow. In. The. California. Desert. But we all just need to hang in there. Because spring IS coming. And what better to get us more in the mood for warmer weather than spring fashion? Perfect timing as well, because there’s a Shopbop sale going on right now! CLICK HERE for all the details (exclusions, etc.) But here’s a cheat sheet

Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate review

press sample affiliate link I’ve known for a while now that Vitamin C isn’t only good for staving off colds and scurvy. Pure Vitamin C is a big-time antioxidant with powerful skin protection. That same Vitamin C you take in a pill or in your OJ to protect your body

15 Healthiest Frozen Fruits and Vegetables: Get Leaner and Save Money, Too!

What if I told you that you could be more fit, boost your antioxidant intake, and save money — all at the same time? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, I've put together a list of 15 frozen fruits and vegetables – yes, frozen – that will help you do just that!Especially during the winter months, fresh produce is limited – or expensive – in most of the country, which forces many of us to turn to either canned or frozen fruits and veggies. While canned vegetables tend to lose a lot of nutrients during

Get Ready to Glow! Let Pixi Skintreats Help…

press sample affiliate link For ten years, Pixi Skintreats has been the affordable skincare line for discerning beauty-obsessed beings on a budget. Beginning in London, the brand exploded worldwide due to their simple, natural products that work. Flawless and fuss-free is their mantra, and, unsurprisingly, it’s mine, too. As I ride out my 40’s, I find myself drowning in an ocean of overpriced products, all promising skin-saving miracles. Pixi is one of the few that threw me a live saver I can afford. The Skin Rescue Essentials that Pixi has lined up are to “restore, revive and reveal your radiance.” To do this, they give us Glow-O2 Oxygen

REN Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm: Anger Management for Your Skin

press sample affiliate link Angry skin. I’ve got it. Many of us have it. The pros tend to call it “rosacea,” but I just call it “angry skin”. My skin can get angry at extreme cold or extreme heat. It can get angry at my third cup of coffee or my first glass of red wine. It gets slightly upset at habaneros, and mad at many a face wash. This general sensitivity is usually combated with good sense and good cosmetics. The first often escapes me, but I found REN goes a long way in helping me with the second. I first became enamored with REN after trying their Perfect

Pixi Sprinkles its Fairy Dust, and We Like It

press sample affiliate link Give us all the glitter… It was so hot on the East Coast this summer that even the sidewalks look like they’re shimmering. I think a heat wave is the perfect time to give my makeup a little glow, and Pixi is making this goal super

Holiday Shopping Hack: Here’s How to Get All Your Holiday Shopping Done at ONE Store

And, get it all at a discount at the Shopbop Sale! Who doesn’t love a holiday shopping hack? Think you can’t tackle all of your shopping list with just ONE purchase? Think again! Shopbop offers items that work for EVERYONE on your list. As if that wasn’t good

The Lipstick League – week of 10.1.18

Here’s what was up with The Lipstick League last week… Phyrra – I’ve switched up my skincare routine for Fall, have you? Check out my Fall Skincare Routine for Dry Skin! Prime Beauty – I love it when a beloved YouTuber has an opportunity to collaborate with a beloved brand! YouTuber Emily Noel collaborated with Makeup Revolution to create this travel-friendy Emily Edit The Needs Palette. Find out if YOU need it. we heart this – shimmer, glimmer, glitter…we’re talking all that twinkles in these new beauties from Pixi Beauty. Beautygeeks – has a tale of acetone and nail-polish fumes, pollen and dust and toxic-mold exposure, and Manigeek’s new No.1 fan. Blushing

Finally! Murad Offers a Way to Outsmart Acne…

press sample affiliate link Murad Acne Control Outsmart Acne Clarifying Treatment review I had hoped that by the time I passed 30, I wouldn’t still be struggling with acne. These days, at 32, it’s mostly under control–although stress and a bad habit of resting my chin on my hand can cause my acne

Best Fall Eco-Friendly Footwear Review for Outdoorsy Types

As the weather cools, we hope you will be hitting the hills… and the woods and beaches and savannas – you get the idea. Fall is a great time for outdoors activities because it’s cooler and (most importantly) there are no damn bugs! We have compiled a collection of great footwear that our Greenmoxie team recommends. Layna Chacos If, like me, you are not a fan of the hiking boot, then the Layna is for you! Hiking in these waterproof puppies is like having cherubs gently hug your feet. I am prone to blisters and most

How to Grow the BEST Garlic

Garlic is one of the easiest and most satisfying crops to plant. You can eat the long, curly scrapes that grow in the spring for some pretty funky and delicious side dishes. Frying garlic scrapes in butter is heavenly. Leave some to flower so that, while it takes energy from the bulb, you get the most delicate of flavors in that special dish. In late June or

Want to Dry Nails FAST? Go Old School

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 8.27.18 Help a Blogger Out: Sheila from Painted Ladies says “I need a great fast drying top coat that’s budget friendly – help my nails out!” Well Sheila, it’s not quite a top coat, but I have never found anything to dry my nails faster than that good ol’ nail salon standard: DeMert Nail Enamel Dryer. I’ve tried all kinds of liquid

The Beauty Product I Wanted to Love, But Didn’t…

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 9.3.18 Question of the Week: Name the last beauty product you REALLY wanted to love, but didn’t. Answer: Despite multiple recommendations by Hourglass makeup artists, and assurances that even my oily-skinned, primer-phobic self would love it; I do not love Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. I’ve read tons of reviews from people with oily skin who adore this product. But for me, all I feel is the silicone in it. So for me, it just didn’t work out. But that’s ok. Hourglass and I are hot and heavy on tons of other products; like every Ambient Lighting powder version EVER. Here’s what happened

Meet Nissan’s New Electric Camper Van

The van-life revival of camper vans has seen an increase in the number of road tripping holiday makers the world over. This revival has had a setback with the rising price of fuel. Now Nissan has released its first-ever electric camper van in Spain that promises to put those road trips back on the calendar. Based on Nissan’s e-NV200 delivery vehicle, the e-NV200 camper can be custom-ordered from any Nissan dealer in Spain. It’s 40 kWh battery delivers only 124 miles of range but is perfect for trips around the Spanish countryside and Europe

Roof Tents that Turn Your Car into a Campsite

Rooftop tents are a convenient, stress-free way to camp. They set up and take down in seconds and mean you don’t have to bring a ton of gear with you. Whether you are car camping, overlanding or out on an adventure, the ability to take your home with you means you get comfort in seconds without the hassle. Camping above the ground means you are less likely to get wet in adverse weather, you’re safer from animals and insects and you have the best views. Here are a collection of our favorite rooftop tents. The Nest Designer Sebastian Maluska,

HELP! What Can I Do For My Dry Chapped Lips?

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 8.6.18 New feature from the Lipstick League: Help a Blogger. Jen from My Beauty Bunny says “My lips are always chapped! What lipsticks do you recommend for dry lips?” Answer: Well, my dear bunny boo…I don’t recommend lipstick for chapped lips! You need to skip the lipstick and deal

We’re Head over Heels for this Drugstore Moisturizer…

sponsored post Cococare 100% Natural Argan Oil I’m having an all-consuming summer romance. I didn’t see it coming, but now that we’ve been introduced, I’m head over heels. Actually, I’m using it from my head TO my heels… My crush is Cococare 100% Natural Argan Oil ($5.75 2 fl. oz.), aka “Liquid Gold.” After many years as a we heart this beauty blogger, I know that some products look luxurious

43 Awesome Upcyled DIY Project Ideas

Upcycled teacup lights for your lady. Use a ceramic drill bit for the holes DIY solar charger from an old Altoids can. Find the DIY guide here: http://www.greenmoxie.com/make-a-solar-charger-from-an-upcycled-altoids-can/ Recycle your old dominoes to make this cool clock Upcycled TV set turned aquarium – what’s not to like? Recycled tire horse swings are cooler and more comfy. Use an old rake to make this upcycled wine glass holder for your bar. Old spoons make up this great upcycled lamp shade. Upcycled PVC pipe periscope – find the DIY here: http://www.greenmoxie.com/cool-diy-toys-you-can-make-with-your-kids

DIY Natural Fly Repellents and Sprays

There isn’t much I don’t love about summer, but the flies do drive me crazy! We live across from a farm, so there’s tons of them to contend with. I don’t want to use chemicals in the house, and fly paper is just gross, so here are some